Double Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Confessor and Doctor of the Church


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WHITE Vestments

For a profile on this Doctor of the Church, see The Angelic Doctor

    We want to thank the Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for expediting these resources of the Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945.


Missa "In medio Ecclesiae"

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INTROIT: Ecclesiasticus 15: 5
      In medio Ecclesiae aperuit os ejus: et implevit eum Dominus epiritu sapientiae, et intellectus: stolam gloriae induit eum. (Ps. 91: 2) Bonum est confiteri Domino: et psallere nomini tuo, Altissime. v. Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancti sicut erat in principio et nunc, et semper, et saecula saeculorum. Amen.
      Repeat In medio Ecclesiae...
      In the midst of the Church the Lord opened his mouth: and filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding: He clothed him with a robe of glory.. (Ps. 91: 2) It is good to give praise to the Lord: and to sing to Thy Name, O Most High. v. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Repeat In the midst of the Church...
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      COLLECT
      Deus, qui Ecclesiam tuam beati Thomae Confessoris tui mira eruditione clarificas, et sancta operatione foecundas : da nobis, quaesumus ; et quae docuit, intellectu conspicere, et quae egit, imitatione complere. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum: Qui Tecum vivit et regnat.
      O God, who seest that we have no power whatever from ourselves; keep us both outwardly n our bodies and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts which may hurt the soul. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
      Forever and ever.
      R.Amen.

      EPISTLE: Wisdom 7: 7-14
      Lectio libri Sapientiae. Optavi, et datus est mihi sensus: et incovavit, et venit in me spiritus sapientiae: et praeposui illam regnis et sedibus et divitias nihil esse duxi in comparatione illius: nec comparvi illi lapidem aurum in comparatione illus, iutum aestimabitur argentum in conspectu illius Super salutem et speciem dilexi illam, et propusui pro luce habere illam quoniam inextinguibile est lumen illius. Venerunt autem mihi omnia bona pariter cum illa, ete innumerabilis honestas per manus illius , eet latatus sum in omnibus: quoniam antecedebat me ista sapientia, et ignorabam quoniam horum omnium mater est. Quam sine efictione dedici, et sine invidia communico, eet honestatem illius non abscondo. Infinitus nim thesaurus est hominibus: quo qui usi sunt, participes facti sunt amictiae Dei, propter disciplinae dona commendati. Deo Gratias.
      Lesson from the Book of Wisdom. I wished, and understanding was given me; and I called, and the spirit of wisdom came upon me; and I preferred here before kingdoms and thrones, and esteemed riches, nothing in comparison of her. Neither did I compare unto her any precious stone, for all gold in comparison of her is as a little sand, and silver in respect to her shall be counted as clay. I loved her above health and beauty, and chose to have her instead of light, for her light cannot be put out. Now all good things came to me together with her, and innumerable riches through her hands. And I rejoiced in them all: for this wisdom went before me, and I knew not that she was the mother of them all: which I have learned without guile, and communicate without envy and her riches I hide not; for she is an infinite treasure to men: which they that use, become the friends of God, being commended for the gift of discipline. Thanks be to God.

      GRADUAL: Psalm 36: 30-31
      Os justi mediabitur sapientiam, et lingua ejus loquetur judicium. V. Lex Dei ejus in cordee ipsius: et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus.
      The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment. V. The law of his God is in his heart: and his steps shall not be supplanted.

      TRACT:   Psalm 111: 6-7
      Beatus vir, qui timet Dominum: in mandatis ejus cupit nimis. V. Potens in terra erit semen ejus: generatio rectorum benedicetur. V. Gloria et divitiae in domo ejus: et justitia ejus manet in saeculum saeculi.
      Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he delights exceedingly in His commandments. V. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed. V. Glory and wealth shall be in his house: and his justice remaineth for ever and ever.

      GOSPEL:   John 21: 19-24
      Dominus vobiscum.
      R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
      Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Joannem
      R.Gloria tibi, Domine

      In illo tempore: Dixit Jesus Petro: 'Sequere Me.' conversus Petrus vidit illum discipulum quem diligebat Iesus sequentem qui et recubuit in cena super pectus eius et dixit 'Domine quis est qui tradit te?' Hunc ergo cum vidisset Petrus dicit Iesu Domine hic autem quid? Dicit ei Iesus 'Si sic eum volo manere donec veniam quid ad te tu Me sequere.' Exivit ergo sermo iste in fratres quia discipulus ille non moritur et non dixit ei Iesus non moritur sed: 'Sic eum volo manere donec veniam: quid ad te?' Hic est discipulus qui testimonium perhibet de his et scripsit haec et scimus quia verum est testimonium eius.
      Laus tibi Christe.

      The Lord be with you.
      R. And with thy spirit.
      The continuation of the holy Gospel according to John. R. Glory to Thee, O Lord

      At that time Jesus said to Peter: ' Follow Me.' Peter turning about saw that disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also leaned on His breast at supper and said: 'Lord, who is he that shall betray Thee?' Him therefore when Peter had seen, he saith to Jesus: 'Lord, and what shall this man do?' Jesus saith to him: 'So I will have him to remain till I come, what is it to thee? Follow thou Me.' This saying therefore went abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die. And Jesus did not say to him: He should not die; but: 'So I will have him to remain till I come: what is it to thee?' This is that disciple who giveth testimony of these things, and hath written these things: and we know that the testimony is true.
      Praise be to Christ

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      OFFERTORY:    Psalm 92: 15
      Dominus vobiscum.
      R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

      Justus ut palma florebit: sicut cedrus, quae in Libano est, multiplicabitur.
      The Lord be with you.
      R. And with thy spirit.

      The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall be multiplied like the cedar that is in Libanus.
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      SECRET
      Sancti Thomae Confessoris atque Doctoris, nobis, Domine, pia non desit oratio : quae, et munera nostra conciliet ; et tuam nobis indulgentiam semper obtineat. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
      R. Amen.
      Peacefully look down, we beseech Thee, O Lord, upon these sacrifices, that they may both increase our devotion and contribute to our salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God Forever and ever.
      R.Amen.

      PREFACE   Common Preface
      Dominus vobiscum.
      R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
      Sursum corda.
      R.Habemus ad Dominum.
      Gratias agamus Domino Deo nostro.
      R. Dignum et justum est.

      Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos Tibi simper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus: per Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem majestatem Tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates, Coeli, Coelorumque Virtutes, ac beata Seraphim socia exultatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et nostras voces, ut admitti, jubeas, supplici confessione dicentes:
      SANCTUS, SANCTUS, SANCTUS...
      The Lord be with you.
      R. And with thy spirit.
      Lift up your hearts.
      R.We have lifted them up to the Lord.
      Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
      R. It is meet and just.

      It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God: through Christ our Lord. Through Whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the Heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with them we entreat Thee, that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say in lowly praise:
      HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...

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      COMMUNION:   John 21: 23
      Exiit sermo inter fratres, quod discipulus ille non moritur. Et non dixit Jesus: No moritur; sed: Sic eum volo manere, donec veniam.
      This saying therefore went abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die. And Jesus did not say: He should not die; but: So I will have him to remain until I come.

      POSTCOMMUNION
      Dominus vobiscum.
      R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
      Oremus.
      Ut nobis, Domine, tua sacrificia dent salutem : beatus Thomas Confessor Tuus et Doctor egregious, quaesumus, precator accedat. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
      Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
      R. Amen.
      The Lord be with you.
      R. And with thy spirit.
      Let us pray.
      May blessed Thomas Thy confessor and illustrious doctor intercede for us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that these Thy sacrifices may obtain for us salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
      Forever and ever.
      R. Amen.
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Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, Holy Doctor of the Church